All of Dr. Schnarch’s books are now available at New updated Release of German language version of Intimacy & Desire was accompanied by 5 city workshop tour by Dr. Schnarch . Ideas to Ponder by Dr. David Schnarch. A Review of “Intimacy & Desire: Awaken the Passion in Your Relationship”. David Schnarch. (). New York: Sterling Productions, pp. ‘How do you keep a sexual relationship alive, intimate and passionate? David Schnarch offers the best answers to this question in his book Intimacy & Desire by.

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The worst in us denies its very existence – and in trying to pretend we have no issues we do great damage. Review quote “Readers sick of glossy-magazine self-help patter about reigniting romance, or the droning pomposity of most author-experts, will be pleasantly surprised with psychologist and davif therapist Schnarch Passionate Marriage.

Want to Read saving…. Not really what I expected but useful info.

Intimacy & Desire: Awaken the Passion in Your Relationship by David Schnarch

So desier real love. Some other quotes I loved from the book: Solid Flexible Self – the ability to be clear about who you are and what you’re about, especially when your partner pressures you to adapt and conform.

Quiet Mind-Calm Heart – being able to calm yourself down, soothe you own hurts, and regulate your own anxieties. He discusses in great detail how to maintain emotional balance by using these four points. You lose desire deside respect for each other if the other’s need for acceptance and validation dominates the relationship. Solutions to some problems only exist after we go through them, because our development is the solution.

One of Deslre best points is that the best in us can admit the worst in us and seeks to grow.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Jul 04, Darlene rated it dseire was amazing.

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It’s about being loyal, truthful, and forthright even when it’s difficult. His book Passionate Marriage is a perennial bestseller, offering the general public his revolutionary approach in a pragm David Schnarch is a licensed clinical psychologist, certified sex therapist, and author of numerous books and articles on intimacy, sexuality, and relationships.


During his 30 years in practice as a marriage and family therapist, Dr. This is easily the best book on the marital sexual relationship. Schnarch’s book gave me concrete things I could do to increase my satisfaction in my relationship, my self esteem, and feel less anxious that all didn’t require my partner to help at all.

Through case studies of couples he worked with, Dr. Maintain a solid, flexible self. Schnarch shows why normal marital conflict can be the cause of desire problems and creates a roadmap for how couples can transform marital conflict into a stronger relationship and a font of new and powerful desire for each other. Definitely worth reading, but I advise doing so with a bit of caution if this is not necessarily the spot you are at in your relationship or if you are not ready for the blatant, brutal honesty of the book.

Sep 09, Christy rated it really liked it Shelves: David Schnarch is a licensed clinical psychologist, certified sex therapist, and author of numerous books and articles on intimacy, sexuality, and relationships.

Intimacy and Desire : Awaken the Passion in Your Relationship

David Schnarch with their sex lives in shambles, wondering what’s wrong with them, considering divorce. Wonderful information if you can get past some of the crude or schnsrch portrayals. This book definitely pushed my edge in regards to his level of detail describing sexual intimacy between couples and his occasional crass language in doing so.

Schnarch has discovered that sexual desire problems are normal and even healthy, in committed relationships.

All living things must balance stability and growth. For instance, the problem may be that you and your partner are in emotional gridlock.

Intimacy & Desire

Schnarch’s great message is that most of us can overcome our relationship problems by first focusing on differentiating ourselves, using the Four Points of Balance: Sep 25, Beth Trotter rated deeire it was amazing.


Aug 23, Lidja rated it it was amazing Shelves: More about David Schnarch. He then scharch the idea of working together in a Collaborative Alliance. The trouble with publicly acknowledging that you have read such books is that it is like announcing that you just finished “Dealing With Your Sexually Transmitted Disease”. This was a life-changing book that completely altered my perspective with a ‘new’ view regarding differentiation and balance lntimacy one navigates through their committed relationships.

Jus This didn’t hit the mark for me. I outlined this almost page book because my boss wants to teach a week workshop on it.

Open Preview See a Problem? Schnarch has discovered that sexual Many couples begin marital counseling with Dr. That’s provokes “think while reading and scunarch attitude. Description Many couples begin marital counseling with Dr.

That’s partly about the frequency with which he insists that his clinical intuition trumps research-validated approaches though, to his credit, he’s usually transparent about the fact that he’s doing soand partly about the extent to which this book feels like a very, very extensive marketing brochure.

It took me 16 hours to read this book during trip from Kyiv for San Francisco Good: The demand to ‘be there for each other’ feels suffocating! It gave me a better understanding of the purpose of relationships without the sappy platitudes. Schnarch is appropriately schnarh in his discussion of sex. That being said, I found the book fascinating and several of the couples resonated deeply with the struggles my husband and I are working through in regards to how we sabotage our own relationships and treat each other so unkindly.

A book I pick up, then put away Book ratings by Goodreads. The concepts he discusses in this book even pertain to relationships outside of romantic ones.